For Love and Honor

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For Love and Honor
Theatrical poster
Directed by Ömer Vargı
Produced by Ömer Vargı
Murat Akdilek
Mine Vargı
Written by Yavuz Turgul
Starring Şener Şen
Kenan İmirzalıoğlu
İsmail Hacıoğlu
Aslı Tandoğan
Rasim Öztekin
Music by Michael Vickerage & Benjamin Walken Beladi
Cinematography Frenc Pap
Distributed by Fida Film
Release date
  • December 14, 2007 (2007-12-14)
Running time
140 min.
Country Turkey
Language Turkish

For Love and Honor (Turkish: Kabadayı) is a 2007 Turkish drama film, written by Yavuz Turgul and directed by Ömer Vargı, starring Şener Şen as a retired gangster who learns that he has a son in need of protection. The film, which went on nationwide general release across Turkey on December 14, 2007 (2007-12-14), was the highest-grossing Turkish film of 2007.


Ali Osman is a retired Kabadayı (old school gangster) who learns that he has a son Murat. Murat works in a bar and his girlfriend Karaca also works there as a singer. Murat has a run-in with a Mob Boss named Devran who tries to shut down the place. From that moment on, Devran swears to avenge Murat and Karaca and it is up to Ali Osman to protect them.

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It was watched by 920,000 in the first 10 days of its release[1] and by over 2 million people in Turkey at the end its theatrical run.[2]


  1. ^ "Kabadayı Rekoru: 10 günde 1 milyon". Retrieved 2009-12-22. 
  2. ^ "Kabadayı (2007)". Retrieved 2009-12-22. 

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